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July 10, 2007
Most states have their own law against age discrimination in employment and agencies responsible for enforcing these laws. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) refers to these agencies as Fair Employment Practices Agencies (FEPAS) and they work collaboratively with EEOC to avoid duplication of effort while ensuring that older workers rights are protected under both federal and state law. For example:
While the state laws are similar in intent to the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), they have some differences. For example, some state laws may:
Navigating the federal and state laws on age discrimination, related regulations, and the working relationships between the agencies responsible for age discrimination at the state level can be a daunting experience for employers.
Age Discrimination: What Employers Need to Know.
This free AARP publication covers age discrimination laws, evolving issues, trends, and age equity in the workplace. The booklet is available in downloadable (pdf) format or in hard copy.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Locate EEOC and Fair Employment Practices Agencies in your area
State and Local Agencies
Find information on State Agencies and Age Discrimination
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